U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 2.24%

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the fell 2.24%, while the index lost 2.33%, and the index lost 3.05%.

The best performers of the session on the were Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:), which fell 0.33% or 0.48 points to trade at 145.43 at the close. Meanwhile, Chevron Corp (NYSE:) fell 0.36% or 0.42 points to end at 115.49 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:) was down 0.59% or 0.29 points to 49.09 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which fell 4.40% or 2.13 points to trade at 46.24 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) declined 4.03% or 1.95 points to end at 46.44 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) was down 4.00% or 4.37 points to 104.82.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were PPL Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 2.81% to 31.09, EQT Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 2.33% to settle at 18.41 and Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 2.24% to close at 33.39.

The worst performers were Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 13.13% to 254.47 in late trade, Cooper Companies Inc (NYSE:) which lost 12.28% to settle at 243.01 and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:) which was down 9.12% to 33.57 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Domo Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 30.52% to 20.40, Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 24.47% to settle at 4.68 and Cronos Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 21.72% to close at 12.7200.

The worst performers were Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 27.42% to 1.3500 in late trade, United Natural Foods Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 24.58% to settle at 14.88 and Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 23.79% to 4.26 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2094 to 956 and 101 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1919 fell and 723 advanced, while 85 ended unchanged.

Shares in Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 3-years lows; down 27.42% or 0.5100 to 1.3500. Shares in United Natural Foods Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 24.58% or 4.85 to 14.88. Shares in Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 23.79% or 1.33 to 4.26.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 9.63% to 23.23 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.82% or 10.15 to $1253.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.63% or 0.84 to hit $52.33 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.28% or 1.37 to trade at $61.43 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1406, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 112.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 96.585.

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